Want some real surreal for the week-end.
Alexander von Schlippenbach - familiar to our readers and listeners - should have been in the US for two concerts with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton.
He was invited a.o. to play in NY, Chicago and Knoxville, Texas.
(scheduled US tour from 18.-28.March)
But when applying for a visa / work permit for the two concerts he was rejected by the American embassy in Berlin.
Not only that he wasn't allowed to enter the US but he hasn't got back his passport at least until March 24 .......
The "New York City Jazz Record" did a front-feature for AvS on basis of the planned concert in NY. But sadly this will remain a more theoratical experience for all interested listeners in NY and other locations in the States.
Asking myself what could be the basis of such a "decision" - if decision is the real word.